In the first of a series of unsettling coincidences, Fran uncovers a bone in the garden of Long Barrow House on the same afternoon that Leo breaks his leg. Leo is left wheelchair bound for the rest of the summer and Fran is roped in to keep him company, forced to listen to his foolish theories about the looming threat of war in Europe.
Suddenly the garden she has loved all her life seems to hold threatening shadows of the future, and Fran starts to fear what she and Leo might find next...
Queen of Historical Fiction, Emma Carroll, makes her Barrington Stoke debut with a powerful, evocative, and spine-tingling story of childhood on the brink of war.
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Number of pages: 96
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm
"Creepy and compelling mystery with ghosts, premonitions and history - great stuff" -- Peter Bunzl
"Deliciously spooky" -- LoveReading4Kids
"Another corker from Emma Carroll ... A gorgeously spooky tale threaded with superstition" -- Michelle Harrison
"An atmosphere of mystery and magic reminiscent of The Secret Garden" -- Read for Good
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“You will never be disappointed with an Emma Carroll book!”
Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy.
In my opinion you will never be disappointed with an Emma Carroll story!
She is an absolutely brilliant writer and this book is no exception.
“A spine-tingling but thoughtful story.”
I was lucky enough to have an early read of this compelling story and shared it with the year 6 children at my school and they were completed captivated by this eerie and atmospheric tale. Despite only being 85 pages,... More
“A wonderfully different ghost story set on the brink of WWI”
I was extraordinarily excited to be offered a copy of this book by the publisher Barrington Stoke recently, after seeing it pop up time and time again over the past few weeks in my Twitter feed as one to watch in... More
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